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#COVID19: This is not close to being over – WHO

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The WHO Boss, Tedros Ghebreyesus in a live conference on Monday said the virus is yet to be over and that contact tracing is still very important, he urged countries failing to do so have no excuse.

” Although many countries have made some progress, globally the Pandemic is actually speeding,” he said.

” We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives. but the hard reality is that this is not even close to being over “.

” No excuse for contact tracing. If any country is saying contact tracing is difficult, it’s is a lame excuse”.

He cited examples like South Korea that reduced the spread of the virus through extensive contact tracing.

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He also cited examples of contact tracing under hostile conditions in Congo, where the Organization was able to trace 25,000 people in a remote area with an Ebola infection.

He added that a WHO team will be sent to China to investigate the origins of the Virus which has been a demand of the US President who has blamed China for the spread of the virus.

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